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How to Clean and Reuse False Lashes

dsmith June 11, 2021

A great pair of reusable fake eyelashes can be costly and therefore you need to maintain them to avoid buying new ones regularly. To reuse your lashes for a while you need to clean and look after them carefully. This is because they are very fragile and you need to be careful when handling them.

Mishandling your fake lashes will change their overall appearance. The good news is that you can clean your lashes with simple things you already have in your home. Here are tips on how to clean false lashes so that you can reuse them regularly.

What you Need to Clean the False Eyelashes
  • Cotton cloth
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Tweezers
  • Cotton wool
  • Bowl
  • Towel

The Process of Cleaning False Eyelashes: One of the reasons why you need to clean your vegan false eyelashes is to remove dirt or mascara applied during makeup.  These products build up in your lashes which can lead to creased, broken, or deformed. Not to mention, the dirt opens up the possibility of getting an eye infection the next time you wear them.

Here is a step by step guide on how to clean false lashes;

  • Clean your hands: First things first, ensure that your hands are clean. Touching your lashes with dirty hands will add more dirt and bacteria to them. Rinse your hands in clean water and dry with a clean towel. The next thing is to gather all the supplies needed during this cleaning process.
  • Remove the fake eyelashes: The next step is to remove the cruelty-free lashes.  To remove your lashes from your eyelids, apply makeup remover over the eyelash to remove the glove. Grasp the eyelashes with your fingertips and peel the band inwards.

If you are using a bunch of individual lashes, take them out section by section using your fingertips. Ensure you pull them gentle to ensure they come off perfectly.

  • Clean with a cotton swab: After that, clean your natural lashes and your eyelids using a makeup remover, cotton, or a reusable swab to remove the remaining perks of glue. Avoid pulling the glue directly from your eyes, you may end up uprooting your natural lashes.

To clean the false lashes, dip a fresh cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and wipe the lash strip. This helps to remove glue stuck on the lashes and also disinfect the lash strip so you can safely use them again.  Repeat this process until your lashes are clean.

  • Set and allow the lashes to dry: Once your eyelashes are clean, set them in a dry place or use a clean paper towel.  Place them on the paper towel and leave them to dry. Ensure that you leave them in a place where the wind cannot blow them or get disturbed by pets.
  • Comb them out with an eyelash comb: After your eyelashes have dried out, the next thing is to comb them gently using an eyelash comb. You can also use a disposable mascara wand and run it through the lashes for them to retain their shape.

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